I am happy to announce that I will now be offering my own protective oil for use on all carbon steel sword blades and tools. It is a custom blend of premium fine mineral oil with some other added rust preventatives and just a hint of clove oil for that traditional touch. I have been looking nearly a year for something that I would be proud to offer you and after finally making the right contacts and testing it out for months on several of my own sword blades, knives and tools, I am glad to say that I am completely satisfied with it’s performance.
There are many other sword oils out there to choose from and while some are decent, there are too many that fall short and leave our blades vulnerable as well as some that just cost too much or have questionable or low quality ingredients. I am not claiming to have reinvented the wheel, but I am offering a good product for a fair price, and maybe more importantly, as a consumer, it is something I would definitely buy and use myself. I wouldn’t push anything that I wouldn’t use on my own precious metal.
The Cottontail Customs Blade & Tool oil is available in 2 ounce (60 ml) bottles equipped with a secure screw top and a small dropper nib for easy and mess-free application. With regular use, these 2 ounce bottles should last a good long time. Results may vary depending on your individual climates and application technique but I have seen little to no reduction of the coatings I applied on my blades over three months ago, and it has been fairly humid in my area. Of course, always check your blades that are not in use periodically and clean and replace the oil as necessary. It might be common knowledge among long-time sword collectors and sword arts practitioners, but for those who don’t know how to clean and re-oil your blades, I will be posting an easy to follow guide that will be available on the oil sale page.
Each large, 2 ounce bottle will be only $5.50 plus $2.95 S&H (within the conUS) with shipping discounts available for purchases of multiple bottles. For those outside the US, please contact me for shipping options. These will be available on my website via paypal shopping cart very soon but you can contact me by email before then.